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Lemon, Garlic and Basil Slow Roasted Chicken

I roast a chicken nearly every week. Not only is it a nice meal, it also makes a second meal with the leftover chicken and a great chicken stock for soup. I decided to do my normal lemon and...

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Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

This is a great soup to have on a cold day. Roasting the tomatoes makes them wonderfully sweet and rich. It has been incredibly windy here in Portland this past week, so a big pot of soup sounded good....

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Tilapia with Lemon and Dill

After all the heavy holiday feasts, I have been craving healthier foods lately. I really love using fresh dill, lemon juice and garlic on my fish because it makes the fish full of flavor without all the fat. I...

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Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

As most of you know, I love the library. My kids and I go every few weeks to check out new books. I love looking through the cookbook section to find a couple of books to take home. I...

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Rice with Apricots and Pistachios

I wanted to make rice to go along with some fish I was making. I recently saw a recipe for white rice with apricots and pistachios and I thought it would be a fun and interesting combination to try....

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Stuffed Pork Chops

My friend CurriƩ made us stuffed pork chops a long time ago and they were so tasty. I am usually not a huge stuffing eater but the combination of stuffing and pork was really good together. My husband commented...

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Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts

I grew up eating spinach out of a can with white vinegar… I loved it. I now only buy fresh spinach but I still love it with the zing of vinegar. I added some toasted pine nuts and a...

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Prime Rib

Prime rib is a favorite in our house but because of it’s expense, we can only eat it once in awhile. I make a delicious mixture of Snider’s Prime Rib and Roast Seasoning, olive oil and lots of minced...

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Greek Chicken Thighs

I had some chicken thighs I needed to use up and decided to go with Greek flavors. This is my new favorite way to cook chicken thighs. They were moist, tender and full of wonderful flavors. I love the...

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Brie and Apple Cranberry Chutney Crostini

I was inspired by Kevin at Closet Cooking’s baked brie recipe. We were heading to a friends house for dinner and I decided to make an appetizer using similar flavors. I picked up a seeded baguette, double creme brie...